along with another round of the stomach bug… blah!
Needless to say, our day did not start out as planned on Friday. I had a long list of things to do, Abby and I haven’t been out of the house in two weeks thanks to the dreadful stomach bug so I was in desperate need to take care of several errands. When I was awakened by Abby’s cry I knew the day was not going to go as planned.
The last time she was sick was last Saturday morning, she never got sick again so we never bothered with a doctor visit. We thought that the bug had finally (finally!) run it’s course and she was over it. I spent Sunday and Monday in bed, away from her, trying to get over it quickly and the rest of the week was just spent quietly recovering.
I was finally able to allow myself to fall asleep again, I had gotten so use to her cry during the night/morning that I never really felt like I was fully resting. I always felt on edge, waiting for that cry and hoping I got to her in time. After several nights of her being okay, I was finally sleeping again. Then came Friday morning.
Abby cried and I took off through the house with a feeling of dread. I got to her, she seemed okay so I calmed her down and got her back to sleep. I laid back down only for another cry to come screeching through the monitor. Seriously, she sounded so upset that her cry almost didn’t sound human! (I can joke about it now, at the time it terrified me). I got to her as quickly as I could and sure enough, my poor little princess had gotten sick. And continued to get sick…over and over and over…
I didn’t think it was ever going to end. This time was definitely not like the last. Usually she got sick a few times and we could get her settled back to bed or watching her cartoons. This time she continued to throw up and nothing was making her feel better. She didn’t want do anything but sit with mommy and cry 🙁 broke my heart.
Then the diarrhea started… double the torture for my poor child. As soon as I changed her she went again. (Yes, she’s still in pull-ups… this illness has not made potty training go very well. I’ll tackle that once I get her well.) I finally called the nurse and after talking with her briefly, it was decided that a trip to the doctor was a must this time.
Trying to get us both ready was a nightmare. Abby was still throwing up and I had to change her every few minutes. I somehow got myself presentable and her ready to walk out the door when she got sick yet again… and I was too late with the trash can this time. We changed her outfit three times before we finally got out the door. I prayed she wouldn’t get sick in the car since I was driving.
By the time we got to the doctor she was fine… and has been fine every since. No idea what caused her to get so sick but I’m thankful it seems to have passed. At least for now.
I never got anything done on Friday, I had my hands full with her. I got a bit done on Saturday but not much. Tonight I had to tackle the oh so wonderful major grocery shopping trip and have wound up with an insanely massive migraine. Nothing is helping to get rid of it, this one is definitely bad enough to shut me down.
So… with my horrible migraine, a sick little girl and a to-do list still a mile long… I’m going to go to bed for now and tackle things in the morning. At least the storms won’t be here until Tuesday so maybe we can sleep in a little in the morning.
I hope this week goes much better!